Friday, 12 October 2018

12 October, 1594 - The Venetian Comedy

Here's what the Admiral's Men performed at the Rose playhouse on this day, 424 years ago...

Henslowe writes: ye 11 of octobȝ 1594 ... R at the venesyon comodey ... xvjs 

In modern English: [12th] October, 1594 ... Received at The Venetian Comedy ... 16 shillings

The Quack Doctor by Pietro Longhi (late
18th century)
Today, the Admiral's Men revived The Venetian Comedy, a play about which we know nothing beyond its title. You can read more about it in the entry for 27 August.

The players have whisked The Venetian Comedy back to the stage after only a week, despite its poor showing on its last outing. Today the box office is worse. Whatever they're trying to do is not working.

What's next?

There will be no blog entry tomorrow, as 13th October was a Sunday in 1594, and the players did not perform. Henslowe's Diary ... as a Blog! will thus return on the 14th for a week that will include a new play. See you then!

Henslowe links


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